The day after year-old Dennis Quaid sent the chatterati abuzz with his announcement that he was engaged to a year-old graduate student, fellow one-time movie hotshot Sean Penn was photographed heading out to a movie date with his much younger girlfriend. The age difference between Penn, 59, and actress Leila George, 27, is not as great as that of Quaid and Laura Savoie — 32 years, as opposed to Yes, the May-December dynamic is as old as time and is a well-worn topic of literature, film and music.
It brings up questions about sexual desirability and gender power dynamics.
These critics dismiss these men as being emotionally immature or pathetically caught up in mid-life crises; their girlfriends, meanwhile, have daddy issues. These men and others have fathered children who could have enjoyed pre-school playdates with the women they are now sleeping with.
Quaid also has year-old twins with his third wife, Kimberly Buffington, now Ok but like Dennis Quaid can totally get it pic. Finally, others have attributed the phenomenon to basic biology and say that the reasons older men and younger women find each other attractive is grounded in evolutionary theories on mating.
This line of reasoning goes: The male of the species wants to pair up with a female who can produce children. Men, as they get older, also search for relatively younger and younger women, the OkCupid data showed.
Their study showed that women tend to prefer men near their own age for fantasies, for casual sex, for serious relationships and for marriage. For men, though, what they considered an acceptable age gap with a partner increased as they got older.
But some men in their 50s and 60s like to take things further than sexual fantasies and casual affairs, the study showed. That certainly seems to be the case with Quaid, Penn, Jagger and a of other celebrity males over the years. Things To Do Entertainment.
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